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Why Do Doctors Recommend Hospice Care?

When you go to a doctor, you mainly focus on getting treatment or a cure for your illness. Therefore, when a doctor recommends hospice, it can be difficult to understand. The reality is that doctors want their patients to get the best care possible, and that sometimes means recommending hospice care . Here are some insights from our …

4 Reasons Moving to Assisted Living Can Boost Health and Happiness

Many aging parents resist the move into assisted living , fearing a loss of independence and quality of life. However, the reality is quite different! Assisted living communities are much more advanced, attractive, and beneficial than many people imagine. Unfortunately, these fears can hold seniors back from living their best lives in their Golden Years. Here are …

4 Ways to Celebrate the Festive Season with Your Loved One in a CCRC

Celebrating the holidays is one of the highlights on anyone’s calendar! And, that doesn’t change simply because your parents are in a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community)! Here are four tips on how to bring the festivities home to your loved one, from our CCRC in Sussex County, New Jersey: Chat with Your Loved One …

4 Reasons Why Assisted Living Is so Much Better Than Living Alone

When it comes to senior care, there are many different options on the market. Therefore, it can be pretty challenging to find the one that best suits your loved one. In contrast to some past perspectives about assisted living , the recent senior care industry boom offers desirable lifestyles, fantastic customized spaces, and ample resources for seniors. …

Protecting Your Parents from Alzheimer’s Cure Scams

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be frightening, not only for a parent but also for the family members. While doctors and specialists will do all that they can to manage symptoms and keep the patient healthy, some patients become desperate to try anything to cure or treat the disease. Unfortunately, this makes them especially vulnerable to Alzheimer’s scams …

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United Methodist Communities Earns McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Bronze Award

Accushield Visitor Management System positively enhances safety United Methodist Communities (UMC) won Bronze in McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards for implementing the Accushield Visitor Management System in all its full-service communities and one affordable housing community (Safety Category, Senior Living Track). The system replaces the paper sign-in logs at entrances and instead, uses a touchscreen …

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Born to Serve

By Gertrude Kehleay, Housing Administrator, The Wesleyan I have been working for United Methodist Communities in senior housing for 30 years now and I absolutely love what I do. I wear so many hats. I am a member of the Riverview Medical Center Patient Family Advisory Committee. During my service, I have learned so much …

Financial Planning Considerations for Moving into a CCRC

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are designed to meet the health and lifestyle needs of seniors. Moving into a CCRC can be a great choice for retirees that want to downsize but stay independent, as these communities can scale up services as healthcare needs change. As with any big decision, there are serious financial questions to ask before you …

How You Can Help Raise Breast Cancer Awareness This Month

Every year, almost 253,000 women in the USA are diagnosed with breast cancer – one in every eight women. This devastating disease is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among women, affecting women of every age. Raising awareness is key to boosting early diagnosis, reducing deaths, and finding a cure. Here’s how you …

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Russell Nagy Appointed Corporate Director of Plant Operations of United Methodist Communities

— United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Nagy to the position of corporate director of plant operations of United Methodist Communities. In this role, Mr. Nagy, a resident of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, oversees and directs the maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry associates at United Methodist Communities’ 13 statewide locations. …

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Robert Peterson Appointed Vice President Finance and CFO of United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Peterson to the position of vice president finance and chief financial officer. In this role, Mr. Peterson, a resident of Bridgewater, New Jersey, will direct the overall financial plans and accounting practices for United Methodist Communities and its 13 statewide sites. Among his …

5 Myths and Facts About Hospice Care

There are so many myths and misunderstandings about hospice care and what it means, and that can lead to people missing out on essential care that provides comfort and dignity. Here are some common myths and facts about hospice care, from the team at our hospice in South Jersey: Myth #1 – Hospice only provides …

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Mr. Hudson Benefits from Tapestries® Model of Care

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is always seeking ways to increase the Abundant Life for Seniors. Thanks to the Tapestries® Model of Care, United Methodist Communities’ residents are experiencing an improved quality of life. The Tapestries® Model of Care has become the next level for improving the lives of residents with dementia. Expressing Discomfort Often, people …

Use Your Diet to Help Manage Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a chronic, degenerative disease that affects over 50 million Americans, many of them seniors. Although there are treatments for this condition, there is no cure – and the pain and loss of joint flexibility can dramatically affect the quality of life. Along with effective medications, you can help fight osteoarthritis by getting the …

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United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen Wins Best Taste Award

Marks fourth consecutive year of recognition at A Taste of Newton For the fourth consecutive year, United Methodist Communities (UMC) at Bristol Glen, a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), has won an award at the annual A Taste of Newton competition among 18 culinary businesses— Best Taste (first place). Bristol Glen’s chefs prepared Braised Short …

3 Steps to Find a Senior Community for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. And, that means it is time to raise awareness about this condition as well as the challenges faced by caregivers and loved ones in supporting and providing for their loved ones. Today, we’d like to talk about a significant decision – finding a long-term care option for a senior with …